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Japan's biggest beauty website launches Chinese-language service to conquer market

Japan's largest beauty community website, @cosme has invested in a Chinese-language service on e-commerce platform Tmall, as it tries to conquer the Chinese market.

@cosme invests in Tmall platform

Shiseido collaborates with IBM on app to empower beauty consultants

Shiseido has teamed up with IBM to enhance its customer experience by providing nearly 10,000 beauty consultants in Japan with mobile apps designed to aid new customer services, customer-centric product improvements and social innovations.

Southeast Asia pushes for Union to encourage regional ties and investment

As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations moves towards a unified 10-member state, measures are being put in place to reduce trade barriers, ease investment, and ensure the free flow of goods, services and skilled labour.

Sun damage works long after exposure, finds new research

A new market could open up for ‘evening-after’ sunscreen to further protect the skin from damaging ultraviolet rays after a team of Yale-led researchers discovered that much of the damage occurs in the hours after sun exposure.

ASEAN market for organic cosmetics set to boom

Demand for organic cosmetics in the ASEAN countries is set to explode over the next few years as consumers continue to upgrade to products they deem to be healthier.

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Multifunctional colour cosmetics - are you up to date?

Multifunctional colour cosmetics - are you up to date?

While the 'alphabet cream craze' undoubtedly epitomizes multi-functionality; BB, CC, and DD creams are just the tip of the...

Japan's love of fake eyelashes could be damaging in the long run..

Japan's love of fake eyelashes could be damaging in the long run..

A study carried out at the Georgia Institute of Technology found that frequent wearers of long synthetic...

 A look at China's rare and precious ingredients
Asia in Focus

A look at China's rare and precious ingredients

Traditional Chinese medicine includes many rare and highly efficient ingredients, of which their recognized benefits have been transferred from...

DNA testing kits open up new cosmetic markets in Japan
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DNA testing kits open up new cosmetic markets in Japan

In 2014, skin care companies turned to the 'DNA approach' in providing tailored supplements in Japan.    ...

Snail cream demand booms, with products 'selling every 6 seconds'

Snail cream demand booms, with products 'selling every 6 seconds'

Snail cream is popular as ever in China and Japan. As demand booms some brands are seeing...